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Los Roques
Day 13
6h 55m
Estimate time
4,269 km
Day 13

Travel Tips

Absolutely! Travelling to Mérida, Choroní, and Los Roques in Venezuela will be a truly unforgettable experience. Here are some tips to help you plan your trip:

Best Time to Visit:
Mérida and Choroní are best visited during Venezuela's dry season from December to April, although the weather in Mérida tends to be pleasant year-round. Los Roques enjoys great weather all year too, but visiting between July to October can offer ideal conditions for scuba diving and lobster season.

Route and Accessibility:
Mérida is accessible by plane from Caracas and also by bus from major cities. Choroní is best reached by bus or car from Maracay. For Los Roques, you'll need to take a flight from Caracas.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Mérida is at an altitude, but generally, most travelers do not experience issues with acclimatization. Modify your activities according to how your body adjusts to these new heights.

Accommodation and Booking:
There are various accommodations from luxury hotels to budget hostels in all three locations. Make any reservations ahead, especially during peak travel times.

Clothing and Essentials:
In Mérida, dress in casual and comfortable clothing, and carry warmer clothes if you plan to visit the mountains. For Choroní and Los Roques, don't forget your swimwear and bring an eco-friendly sunscreen and insect repellent. A hat, sunglasses and easy slip-on shoes are also recommended.

Health and Safety:
Remember to stay hydrate and protected from the sun. Carefully store and handle your belongings, since petty theft can be an issue. Always maintain travel insurance.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
People in Venezuela are warm and friendly. A basic understanding of Spanish would be a great asset. Respect local customs and be aware of the local political situation. Always ask for permission before taking photos of locals.